Ladies Who Hoop, Inc. (“LWH”) is a nonprofit organization that empowers women of all ages and fosters community through the game of basketball. The LWH network is an expansive group of women spanning five generations, with connections to women’s basketball groups across the country and around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, Italy and Senegal.
To further our mission, LWH partners with a diverse group of organizations to provide free, year-round programming, services and special events created to encourage fitness, social interaction and wellness, leadership development and community engagement. Programming ranges from instructional basketball designed to reintroduce women to the game after spending years off the court, to offering the first competitive leagues founded and facilitated exclusively by and for women. LWH is also creating future leaders by providing valuable hands-on experience in the fields of sport management, entrepreneurship, marketing and social media, and youth development through LWH internships, as well as strengthening confidence and character through Future LWH youth enrichment programs.
In addition to providing progressive opportunities and access to a valuable network of athletes, professionals and organizations, LWH is committed to promoting equality and inclusion. By creating platforms to showcase athletic, entrepreneurial, coaching, officiating and scholastic skills, while also introducing young people to leadership experiences on and off the court, LWH programs are impacting communities in ways that reach far beyond basketball.